Since very early times, artists have taken part and still take part in numerous battles caused by human madness. The two conferences programmed for this semester 2015 answer our will not to remain deaf to the current stir and turmoil. These conferences prove the commitment of artists through their works, whatever form this commitment takes. This conference will deal with the analysis of major scenario that marked the centuries from the Revolution to the Second World War. National conflicts, religion wars, unemployment, poverty, etc.: artists confronted to History.